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The Associated Press
AP Top Science News At 3:22 p.m. EDT

Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength....

Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier....

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record - except in the United States....





Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing....

Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches
YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's lobster fishery, scientists say....

Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- While scientists believe the universe began with a Big Bang, most Americans put a big question mark on the concept, an Associated Press-GfK poll found....

Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West....

Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 percent less carbon than gasoline wouldn't earn a $1 per gallon subsidy. That tax subsidy expired on Dec. 31, 2013....

Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck
BOSTON (AP) -- An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster's 70th anniversary....

NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) -- John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95....